Tis’ The Season For A Snow Globe!

Today's snow globes can include music boxes, moving parts, lights, and even electric motors that make the "snow"  in them move! (credit: Getty Images)
Tis’ The Season For A Snow Globe! Today's snow globes can include music boxes, moving parts, lights, and even electric motors that make the "snow" in them move! (credit: Getty Images)
For many, snow globes are symbols of child hood, happy days and serenity. 
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Tis’ The Season For A Snow Globe! For many, snow globes are symbols of child hood, happy days and serenity. (credit: Getty Images)
Snow globes were brought to the United States from Germany in the 1920s and were referred to as glass waterglobes. (credit: Getty Images)
Tis’ The Season For A Snow Globe! Snow globes were brought to the United States from Germany in the 1920s and were referred to as glass waterglobes. (credit: Getty Images)
Did you know that Snow globes became an alternative to glass paperweights?
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Tis’ The Season For A Snow Globe! Did you know that Snow globes became an alternative to glass paperweights? (credit: Getty Images)
Not only are snow globes known by  the name "snow globe" but they are referred to by such names as: snow domes, snow scenes, water balls, blizzard-weights, water domes,  snow snow shakers, shake ‘em up, and shakies are also common! (credit: Getty Images)
Tis’ The Season For A Snow Globe! Not only are snow globes known by the name "snow globe" but they are referred to by such names as: snow domes, snow scenes, water balls, blizzard-weights, water domes, snow snow shakers, shake ‘em up, and shakies are also common! (credit: Getty Images)
Snow globes have become synonymous with the Christmas holiday and make great gifts for friends and loved ones. (credit: Getty Images)
Tis’ The Season For A Snow Globe! Snow globes have become synonymous with the Christmas holiday and make great gifts for friends and loved ones. (credit: Getty Images)
Snow globes have appeared in a number of film scenes. The movie "Citizen Kane" opens with a view of a snow globe (credit: Getty Images)
Tis’ The Season For A Snow Globe! Snow globes have appeared in a number of film scenes. The movie "Citizen Kane" opens with a view of a snow globe (credit: Getty Images)
In Europe, during the 1940s and 1950s, It was common for a  Catholic child to receive a snow globe as a gift.  (credit: Getty Images)
Tis’ The Season For A Snow Globe! In Europe, during the 1940s and 1950s, It was common for a Catholic child to receive a snow globe as a gift. (credit: Getty Images)
In America, during the 1940s, snow globes were often used for advertising. 
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Tis’ The Season For A Snow Globe! In America, during the 1940s, snow globes were often used for advertising. (credit: Getty Images)
In the United States, the first snow globe-related patent was granted in 1927 to Joseph Garaja of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (credit: Getty Images)
Tis’ The Season For A Snow Globe! In the United States, the first snow globe-related patent was granted in 1927 to Joseph Garaja of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (credit: Getty Images)
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